Jordan Jefferson

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Reference Librarian
Address: 
Room 312 (L3)
203-432-8542

Jordan Jefferson is a Reference Librarian at the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School. Her responsibilities include providing reference services to students, faculty, and members of the Yale community, managing website content, participating in design and creation of new web and digital initiatives, and teaching. Prior to joining the Yale Law Library she was the Student Services Librarian at Duncan School of Law in Knoxville, Tennessee. Jordan earned her MLIS for the University of Washington, her J.D. from the University of La Verne College of Law, and her B.S. in Communications from the University of Evansville.

Jordan is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries. She is the Vice-Chair/Chair Elect of the AALL Gen X/Gen Y Caucus and head of the web presence and communications subcommittee of the ALL-SIS Research and Scholarship Committee. A list of Jordan’s publications and presentations can be found below.

Jordan’s professional interests include emerging and educational technologies, assessment and usability, web development, reference services, and instruction. When not being a law librarian she enjoys spending time with her family, baking, reading, and geeking out over all things Joss Whedon (especially Firefly) and Doctor Who.

PUBLICATIONS

Jordan A. Jefferson, We’re Going to Make You Popular: Popular Collections in the Modern Academic Library, 32 Legal Reference Services Q. 78 (2013).

Andrea Alexander & Jordan Jefferson, Attitude is Everything: Surveying the perceptions and attitudes of embedded law librarians, 17 AALL Spectrum 21 (Mar. 2013).

Katherine Marsh & Jordan A. Gilbertson, Cliff Jumping: Why the reward is worth the risk, 17(2) AALL Spectrum 9 (Nov. 2012).

Jordan A. Gilbertson, Little Girls Lost: Can the International Community Protect Girl Soldiers? 29 U. La Verne L. Rev. 219 (2008).

PRESENTATIONS:

American Association of Law Libraries, 2013 Annual Meeting- Poster Session

  • Assessing for the Future: Using LSSSE Consortium Questions for Comparative Evaluation
  • Prize Buckets, Pop Culture Shots, and Other Ways to Remind Students Legal Research Is All Business Upfront and All Party Down the Back!

American Association of Law Libraries, 2013 Annual Meeting- Cool Tools Café

American Association of Law Libraries, 2013 Annual Meeting- Preconference Workshop-

  • Advocate Your Value: Practical Marketing for Busy Librarians- Publisher

Southeastern Chapter of American Association of Law Libraries, 2013 Annual Meeting- Co-presenter

  • I shot the Serif: Creating Effective and Attractive Marketing Materials for Your Law Library

Southeastern Chapter of American Association of Law Libraries, 2013 Annual Meeting- Moderator

  • Zen and the Art of Self-Assessment: The Law Library’s Role in Creating and Conducting Assessment

American Association of Law Libraries, 2012 Annual Meeting- Poster Session

  • Blueprint to the Bluebook: Creating LibGuides for Modular Learning in Legal Education.

American Association of Law Libraries, 2012 Annual Meeting- Cool Tools Café

Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) Conference, 2012-Co-presenter

  • From DIY to Semi-Homemade: Should You Integrate Third Party Applications Into Your Services?

Southeastern Chapter of American Association of Law Libraries, 2012 Annual Meeting- Co-presenter

  • Looking Up: Library Leadership and Management for the Perspective of New Librarians.

American Association of Law Libraries, 2011 Annual Meeting- Poster Session

  • Restoring Law and Order: Inventory Control in a Public Academic Law Library.

Washington College of Law 6th Annual IP/Gender Symposium: Female Fan Culture and Intellectual Property, 2009

  • We Will Not Be Ignored: Integrating Fan-Created Works into the Traditional Copyright Classroom.
Small Group Liaison: 
Rodriguez, Rubenfeld